Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’ Might be Written by ‘Revenant’ Writer; Confirmed for an R-Rating

I’m still trying to wrap my head around this.

So, Paramount Pictures is desperate for a hit and they’re willing to do anything to get one. What’s one way they’re trying? Hiring Quentin Tarantino to do a Star Trek movie with JJ Abrams. And now they seem to be going full speed on this one.

Deadline reports that Mark L. Smith, co-wirter of The Revenant, is the current frontrunner to write the script for the film while Paramount and Abrams have confirmed that the film will indeed be R rated. As the article states:

After Deadline this week revealed that Quentin Tarantino pitched aStar Trek film to JJ Abrams and Paramount, the whole thing is moving at warp speed. Tarantino met for hours in a writers room with Mark L. SmithLindsey Beer, and Drew Pearce. They kicked around ideas and one of them will get the job. I’m hearing the frontrunner is Smith, who wrote The Revenant. The film will most certainly go where no Star Trek has gone before: Tarantino has required it to be R rated, and Paramount and Abrams agreed to that condition.

This might just be one of the most batshit things I will ever read as far as movie news goes and if it actually gets made, the sky will rain frogs.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Canadian brother

  • I was going to also add that comparison…

  • Sailor Monsoon

    I don’t even think that’s accurate because i believe lee contributed a little bit.
    It’s more like bob kane and bill finger.
    Finger created Batman and he’s just now getting the credit for his work

  • I do not disparage Coon’s contributions and good Lee and Kirby comparison right there.

  • Kemosabe 🦇

    I’ll believe it when I see it and when I see it, I’m not completely sure I’ll believe it.

  • DropYourLinen

    Nah, I haven’t. What was their reasoning?

  • An R-rated Star Trek is as odd to me as an R-rated Superman movie, but here we are.

  • No villain. No threat. Just the crew cruising through space talking about space food n’ shit.

  • I seriously can’t believe that this Tarantino Star Trek isn’t just talk and could actually happen, that’s insane!
    Anyways, I’m all on board, how could I not!
    Just for the curiosity alone I will definitely go out and see it if it gets made

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Roddenberry is the stan lee of star trek.
    Everything you love about that show is thanks to Gene l. Coon.
    Roddenberry added nothing

  • ResonanceCascade

    This is why I still consider all “canon” tie-in material total bullshit.

  • At least it’s objective. I feel safe saying I disagree.

  • Raiden

    I take it you never read the tie-in ID× comics? Section 9 basically Rewrote his genetic code that he wouldn’t look Indian and it would instead look white.

    I’m not BSing look it up.

  • DropYourLinen

    I choose to adhere to the fan theory that he was Khan’s 2IC or whatever and was posing/covering as Khan so they wouldn’t search for him.

  • Raiden

    I give Tarantino props for calling out the seven shades of BS that was them turning Khan, one of Star Treks sexiest ethnic characters. into BEN CUMBERBATCH! Look, I have a complicated opinion on whitewashing. But the Khan Twist was just stupid.

  • Larry Version 3

    So this came out of nowhere and is now happening?
    I am finally interested in Star Trek lol.

  • There’s gonna be some green feet in Kirk’s bed.

  • Sailor Monsoon

    Roddenberry sucked.
    That’s an objective fact.

  • Joe Newman

    I’m not so sure, he might be down if he was alive in this modern time period.

  • R rated Star Trek? I’m intrigued, especially with Tarantino (it probably won’t happen)…

    But… Roddenberry would hate it.

  • King Alvarez

    I’d love for him to be the big bad mother f’n villain.

  • Vincent Kane

    So Samuel L. Jackson as the new captain of the Enterprise?

  • William Dhalgren

    Why stop at R? Just make it a porn.